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COSS Weekly #164

Here's the one-hundred sixty-fourth issue of COSS Weekly, the global commercial open source (COSS) company category newsletter, brought to you every weekend by the team at OSS Capital, creators and stewards of COSS Community and Open Core Summit.

We deliver only the most fresh πŸ˜‹ news from the previous week in COSS across: Funding, Content, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).

Last week saw $5.2M in funding announcements for Nous Research, partnerships for OSS Capital and Liquid AI, news from Plane and Polar, and more!


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $5.2M

  • Nous Research, building LLM architectures, announced their $5.2M Seed led by OSS Capital and Distributed Global. Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "We are excited to announce that @OSSCapital has co-led the seed round of @NousResearch --- their models have been downloaded tens of millions of times and the community they have built is electric !" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Very pleased to announce our partnership with ITOCHU / CTC (one of the top 4 largest conglomerates in Japan) --- We are excited to welcome them as limited partners in our second and recent funds. I'm very excited to also be visiting Japan for the first time next month!" Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "We welcome all Unity developers to the @godotengine community with open arms and endless, unlimited open source love." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Love @atuinsh by @ellie_huxtable --- Atuin replaces your existing shell history with a SQLite database, and records additional context for your commands. Additionally, it provides optional and fully encrypted synchronisation of your history between machines, via an Atuin server." Link

  • Open Source Startup Podcast: "Browser-based coding has been a massive trend the last 5 years & our latest podcast with @kylecarbs from @coderhq explores: The early days of "cloud coding" Their focus on self-hosted & enterprise users How they massively improve dev experience" Link

  • Birk JernstrΓΆm: "Beyond excited to introduce the next chapter of @polar_sh on our mission to fix open source funding & enable independent open source entrepreneurship. A creator platform for open source developers - built entirely open source. Highlights below" Link

  • Automattic: "Our CEO @photomatt received the Lifetime Achievement Award from @xataka. He had a chance to sit down with Director @kyravms to talk about WordPress, open source, Automattic and its brands, AI, remote work, and more. Watch the full interview here:" Link

  • Steven Tey: "OpenAI launched the official GPT Store today. To celebrate that, we built -- a free ChatGPT link shortener. Create beautiful chatg​.pt/[link] short links for your custom GPTs &​ get world-class analytics -- powered by @dubdotco" Link

  • Vamsi Kurama: "After launching our Early Adopter Pricing yesterday for @planepowers we've seen a massive influx of demo call requests, filling up our calendar. We're working around the clock, accommodating every timezone, to discuss use-cases and project management processes. Secure your early pricing now! If you've already filled out the form and are awaiting a response, we'll connect with you within 24-48 hours. A big thank you to our community and customers for the incredible communication and support!" Link

  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "if you are a founder raising funding, consider using @calcom over other tools to increase positive signals that you are capable of making good tech decisions" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Don't forget to write a blog post (and be consistent with the new habit) for @WordPress founder @photomatt's 40th birthday today!! I'm blessed to call Matt a partner in business and friend in life. He has accomplished what very few humans in history have at such a young age." Link

  • GitHub Community: "Ten great @godotengine games + source code from the latest #GitHubGameOff:" Link

  • Automattic: "It's @photomatt's birthday! Cheers to another year of innovation, creativity, & making the web a better, more open, and diverse place" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Woah. This founder spent $1M building this personal finance app and just decided to open source the entire thing after pivoting. Amazing." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Here's what > $500M of COSS looks like: @OSSCapital" Link

  • Josh Pigford: "who else is operating in the COSS space? @peer_rich/@calcom, @steventey/@dubdotco, @JosephJacks_/@OSSCapital would love to follow more folks like that on twitter." Link

  • Didier Lopes: "Here's what $3,500,000 worth of investment research software looks like" Link

  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "Here's what $2,000,000 worth of scheduling software looks like" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Incredible interview with Bittensor creator Jake Steeves (@const_reborn)... covering the what, why, how and vision of the project. Very wide ranging coverage of topics!" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Today's blog entry is on my process of reaching investment conviction in ideas and people." Link

πŸ’ΈΒ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Liquid AI: "Today we announce our collaboration with Capgemini to build next-generation AI solutions for enterprises. For the last months, we've been working on this together and now following Capgemini's participation in Liquid AI's successful $37.6m seed round, we are committed to delivering cutting-edge AI systems, powered by Liquid Neural Networks, to help drive enterprises' AI transformation. @Capgemini @CapgeminiEng" Link

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 3,561 jobs and 299 companies hiring! Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets $COSS markets up 3.48% last week

  • Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.

Koyfin market data

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